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Grateful Dead Live at Madison Square Garden on 1979-09-06


Topics Live concert


Minglewood Blues, Dire Wolf, El Paso, Brown Eyed Women, It's All Over Now, Don't Ease Me In, Looks Like Rain, Althea-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Easy To Love You, Ramble On Rose, Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Stella Blue-> Sugar Magnolia, E: Johnny B. Goode


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date September 6, 1979
Venue Madison Square Garden
Location NYC, NY

Source Soundboard with aud patches
Lineage Master Soundboard Cassette > Reel to Reel > PCM > CDR
Taped by Barry Glassberg


Notes

Sources: Primary Source; Master Soundboard Cassette > Reel to Reel > PCM > CDR; Secondary Source: Barry Glassberg's Master Audience Cassette; Nakamichi CM700's; Secondary source supplies a patch in "Easy to Love You" (d2t03) from 1:14 thru 1:41;
Patching/CD Mastering by Scott Clugston; Also to abgd via Charlie Connor

Reviews

Reviewer: so il @wdbx91.1 - - April 27, 2010
Subject: absolutely blue
i agree this stella is well....ok it is spring when i reviewed this looking for classic mic used in 80/81 thanks to you dynamic/ oh yeah nak 300 fellows, but i came upon this show and.............
note the mind left body line at the intro then......careless.....meandering.....engaging.......torrent.......its like you can smell the flowers on the grave, and i have heard damn near all of them!!!!! thank you archive, friends, comrades......may we at least live long enough to remember
Reviewer: sgrmag2564 - - June 4, 2008
Subject: Great Show
This was my first show and I must say it got me hooked. Does anyone who saw this show remember the Garden literally rocking during Sgr Mag. Maybe I am just remembering some trip...lol
Reviewer: notenuff - - July 12, 2006
Subject: Stellar Blue
I have searched for this board for the last twenty years.I had it on a filler and was never able to locate it again.Must of got lost in the shuffle somewhere.Thank you archive,because the Stella Blue on this is the prettiest thing I've ever heard.Give it a listen.The jam at the end is Garcia at his best.This builds to a march.Nobody could play pretty like Jerry.Nobody.His guitar sounds like it's actually crying.Check it out I'm serious.Damn near the most beatiful thing I've ever heard.Pretty decent show,like the jingly quality of this 79 period.Good sound.
Reviewer: L. Rosley - - May 4, 2006
Subject: Not bad
This show has some good bits and has decent performances throughout, but the previous night has more energy. The first set is more interesting. It is nice to hear China Cat. The second set seems to lose steam after Terrapin. Drums here is too long and more annoying than most. By the end, Bob is sounding tired on Sugar Magnolia and Johnny, and Jerry is just playing chords.
Reviewer: nyc oldie - - March 29, 2006
Subject: Fun run of shows
I attended this 3 show run at the Garden.

Lots of fun, all high energy.

I was all of 16. I started school the morning after the first show. After this 3rd and final show, I was so shot.
Reviewer: Street Pig - - June 19, 2005
Subject: First Garden Gig
Took the train from Jersey, Newark then slid right under the Garden not even seeing the streets of the city.Went to this show with a good buddy visiting from out West. Laid back and crispy I recall, botched lyrics even sounded sweet, Jer's voice in good shape telling tales of Terrapin and Althea a solid Playin too.A treat to get a China>Rider (Check out the first week in November, they were on a roll). My second exposure to Brent (5-4 being first). His energy contribution was obvious. THis is also a sweet SBD for 79, good patch work too, many thanks goin along with the memories!
Reviewer: brendanmcauley - - June 11, 2005
Subject: five star show
No doubt there is not much to say except that this is a very well played and recorded evening. China cat was just played 1 show ago but it was only the 8th time in 5 years so it is rare as well as the early sailor>saint as the previous reveiwer points out.

China cat is very tight and the NFA is standard for the time period but the snd quality is so unique that it makes it special. Don't miss out on drums and space and the nifty well played first set while you drool over all of set two.

I recommend all three of these MSG shows, this being the last night of the run.
Reviewer: RTP - - May 28, 2005
Subject: Those were the days
Perhaps I'm just nostalgic over my first show, but listen to the quality of Jerry's voice on Althea, the energy of Chinacat-->Rider, and the quality of this early Sailor-->Circumstance. Nice job, boys.
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